That the programme should languish in spite of the Supreme Court’s intervention since 2001 to universalise and upgrade the ICDS shows deplorable lack of commitment across the political spectrum.
General Kayani gave himself the task of rebuilding his Army’s image, severely dented by the unpopularity of his predecessor, Pervez Musharraf.
A Sri Lankan Supreme Court judgment on devolution of land powers underlines the 13th Amendment’s shortcomings to keep in check central intrusion into provincial governance.
The IAF evolved into a modern fighting force through the dedication and hard work of its Indian pioneers and their achievements in theatres of war.
The RSS wrote a non-political role for itself as part of an undertaking it gave Sardar Patel. The overtpolitical role it has assumed in 2013 is a breach of that agreement and its own constitution.
A rush of publishing start-ups and ever new ways to lure readers in an industry with Amazon breathing down its neck will be a central theme at the world’s biggest book fair, opening in Germany on Wednesday.
The prohibition imposed on bicycle riding and use of non-motorised transport in 174 designated roads of Kolkata during most hours of the workday or round-the-clock is undemocratic, environmentally retrograde.
The September 27 Manmohan Singh-Obama meeting made some incremental moves, but the India-U.S. relationship needs more energy and stronger economies.
With new trade winds blowing across the globe, India must focus on getting the best out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement to be concluded by 2015.
By voicing his concern over the legislators’ ordinance, Pranab Mukherjee has demonstrated noteworthy and subtle use of the presidential differential in echoing public opinion.
Inevitably, the spotlight now shines on an association which grew out of empire and managed to reinvent itself as a values-based club that, according to Jawaharlal Nehru, brought a “touch of healing” to the world.
Under the Maldivian Constitution, when no candidate wins more than 50 per cent votes, a run-off between the first two candidates must be held within three weeks.
Telangana is one big step closer to realisation. But like any partition, this too will come with pain, dislocation, anxiety and anger.
Andhra’s resistance to Telangana is linked to future access to the river’s waters on which the coastal region’sindustries are heavily dependent.
A Pakistani whose efforts at rural development in Andhra Pradesh have been acclaimed, Shoaib Sultan Khan has shown there is much scope for cooperation across a troubled border.
India’s transport infrastructure requires a substantial facelift, considering higher than average traffic growth projected along several industrial corridors.
Arguing that there is no such thing as an interest free loan, the RBI has laid down guidelines that will make a large swathe of retail lending by banks more transparent.
New Delhi can pursue a series of small, simple measures to help check NSA’s snooping without seriously affecting India-U.S. ties.
Should Rahul Gandhi read the correspondence between Nehru and Patel, he would know that differences can be expressed with greater finesse than what he has shown us.
A thaw in Iran-U.S. relations has the potential to reorient West Asia’s geopolitics for the better.